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't actually reject their legislation. i don't want to be considered part of that, but i will sign it into law. that is exactly the way that governor bob mcdonnell played it a year ago when virginia republicans got themselves nationally famous with their bill forcing unwanted and medically unnecessary ultra sounds on virginia women, right? bob mcdonnell did the same deal back then. he expressed surprise. what is this you are doing in the legislature, fellow republicans. i certainly did not expect this. this is not my priority. don't associate me with this. and then he signed it, thus earning himself the national nickname ever more of governor ultrasound. same deal. what is this? what are you doing there? i definitely don't want to be famous for that. democrats in the virginia capital tell us that if the surprised gerrymandering bill passes and the governor does sign it, they will ask the courts to declare it unconstitutional. but meanwhile, virginia republicans are also pushing a bill that would also change the state's rules for electing a president. based on the congressional maps that virgin
of the law enforcement community joined democratic lawmakers rolling out a new banned on assault weapons. >> the gun laws allow these mass gun killings to be played out again and again and again. >> reporter: she's behind the legislation that would make more than 150 weapons illegal, including assault weapons and ammo magazines holding more than 10 rounds. >> without trying to seize everybody's guns. we need reasonable gun control in this country or guess what, it will happen again. >> reporter: the legislation goes further than the assault weapons banned that expired in 2004. getting it passed congress will be a very tall order. >> i'm a proud member of the nra, but i've been a proud gun law-abiding owner my whole life. >> reporter: he says that congress has become so divided that it is hard to talk compromise. >> it is almost guilt by conversation that i can't even sit down to have the open conversation and a dialogue without someone saying well, you've changed. >> reporter: the new york senator says now, it's the time to act. >> and they saw the tragedies in connecticut and they see t
an officer. the united states capital police are responsibility in conjunction with law enforcement partners is to ensure the safety of those attending the natural ceremonies throughout the weekend. first and foremost we want everyone to enjoy the democratic process and this is tort day. with any event that occurs on the capital complex safety is our number one priority. that said, safety and security for potus, guests etc. is not carried out just by us but by partnership with our law enforcement community that would include but not limited to the metropolitan police, the park police and other entities as well as public safety entities. the partnership that we have established to create a pretty robust multifaceted security plan has been in the works for many months and while i cannot go into details, about those security plans please know that we have trained extensively to address any issues that may come up during the day. thank you. >> thank you, officer i appreciate that and as someone who is in security and communications before heading back to the campaign last year i can tell you dur
a new law. >>> a limit on the size of magazine clips. the president wants legislation to limit clips to ten bullets. something that would have reduced, perhaps, the number killed in the aurora, colorado movie theater massacre. >>> and then there is the president's most important push. and that's for universal background checks. this is probably the thing that has the best chance of getting through congress. has the support of some gun rights advocates. and might, just might, get bipartisan support. universal background checks could have prevented the columbine high school gunman from buying an assault weapon from a private seller who had bought it at a gun show. the president also proposed clearing the way for schools who want armed guards to get them. but he made just a passing reference to violent video games calling for research on their effects. and there was not a single mention of hollywood, violence, television or movies. president obama knows the only way anything meaningful will get done, though, on guns is if gun control advocates are able to tap into public emotion. frustr
in the second amendment. >> i'm afraid president obama may have a king complex. >> he's already abused the law enough times that it's just been staggering. the american revolution was all about fighting such a monarchy. >> we want all tools available to use, including that impeachment. >> with that kind of congressional opposition to the president, it was no sweat for nra president david keene to dismiss the president's initiatives as nothing but a grab bag of liberal feel-goodies. >> this is all sort of makes you feel good, but, in fact, it doesn't do much. >> he's confident saying that because the nra has spared no expense in quarterbacking all research on firearms and their impact on society. that is when they're not using their resources to target the president's daughters. in a new ad calling the president an elitist hypocrite for sending his daughter to a school with armed guards. an ad "the washington post" fact checker awarded a whopping four pinocchios. far from being elitist the relatively small force of unarmed security guards at sidwell is not unusual for a school of its size. more
family for something like six months, but we know that she had had previous run-ins with the law. one assault charge against her. two restraining orders against her. but her attorney says, none of that has anything to do with the way she cared for this baby. listen. >> she is very experienced. never, a child or been alleged to have hurt a child. she would never hurt a child. >> but prosecutors say that this particular baby, one-year-old, had serious head injuries, internal bleeding, hemorrhaging, and several broken bones, shep. >> some of our viewers will remember the case of louise woodward in 1997, a british case. >> a lot of parallels here, not the least of which it took place in the boston area. lewis woodward was a teenage nanny. she was carrying for eight-month-old matthew ethan. very similar injuries. subdural hematoma was the technical word for the internal bleeding in the brain. lewis wood wavered was found guilty of second degree murder. she appeales that. the conviction was lessened to involuntary man slaughter, and she ultimately was released on time served, which was 279
in prison. now, sweeney has that leeway, because leopold offed for a bench trial. intricacies of the law could have more play than they normally do. however, the outcome, the county executive may not emerge unscathed. there's also a call for his resignation in an editorial in "the washington post" this morning. we're live in annapolis, derrick ward, news4. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonald paid a visit to pitch his transportation plan. part would eliminate the commonwealth's 17.5 cent a gallon tack in favor of a slight increase in the sales tax. a poll shows 63% of residents like the idea. >> honestly, it sounds pretty good. if it's going to raise overall revenue, you might as well increase the sales tax by a bit and lower the burden at the gas pump. >> it's a lot of money, he says the plan will raise more than $3 billion for virginia's transportation projects over the next five years. julie carey will have more on why the governor thinks his proposal is the only one that will pass the general assembly. again that's coming up right here at 6:00 tonight. >>> well, most people don't like
of the assault weapon's ban that expired in 2004. >> our weak gun laws allow mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. >> the law would define what's considered an assault weapon as well as ban the sale and manufacture of such guns. 100 round clips aren't used for hunting, they aren't used for self defense. they are used to maximize the amount of damage one can do in a short amount of time. >> survivors giving their support. but not everyone thinks this is the way to curve gun violence. taking aim at the proposal saying quote the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject the wrongheaded approach. >> the bill faces an uphill battle with disagreements over the effectiveness of the original assault weapons ban and tougher background checks more likely to pass. fox news. >> looks and feels like winter in dc. people across the area woke up to snow. downtown a lot of people take advantage by lacing up the skates or a good old fashion snow ball fight. >> and always running. >> always running. doesn't matter. got the kids out
lawmakers did away with the state's one handgun a month law. now you can buy as many as you want at a licensed dealer. for private sales the law could not be enforced. 40% of all gun sales nationwide are private sales which in most states do not require background checks. >>> attempts to revive a bill that would mandate an invasive sort of ultrasound before a woman could get an abortion in virginia failed in richmond today. a senate committee also voted down a measure designed to keep medicaid patients from getting abortions even if the doctor says a fetus has deformities making it unlikely to survive, but the senate decided to take up another bill designed to keep kids safe playing soccer. it effectively bans the sale of any soccer goal that isn't considered tip resistant. 10-year-old hayden elliott died in winchester in 2007 when the goal he was defending fell on top of him. his parents have been strongly supporting that bill. >>> state lawmakers in maryland are working to take some of the bite out of a controversial court ruling on pitbulls. that ruling came last year from mar
to find out. the state attorney general filed a complaint today citing the fee vital anti-trust laws. -- violates anti-trust laws. shortly after maryland announced it was leaving the acc for the big 10 in 2014 the acc filed a motion to impose the exit fee. stay tuned. >>> such a short season, anything possible which is why the caps who barely made playoffs believe they can cop a cup this year. they're certainly not favorites, but don't tell that to karl alzner. >> in my opinion we generally think we can go all the way to the finals and win. i don't ever come into a season thinking otherwise. so i don't know if other people have other expectations, but that's what mine are and i would hope everybody's are the same. >>> ian desmond getting a raise agreeing to a one year deal 3.8 mill avoiding arbitration, hit 25 home runs, 73 r.b.i.s a year ago, tyler clippard also signing a one year deal. the team can stilling in the long term contracts. >>> thanks to the 22,000 of you who voted for our game of the week. stop by tc williams for the battle of alexandria, tc versus west potomac, full hi
virginia state police and other law enforcement agencies are there on the campus responding to reports of a man wearing a ski mask and carrying a pistol. no reports of anyone being injured. but students have been told to hunker down until further notice. they were getting web updates. we'll bring you updated information as soon as we get it. but as we just told you, the lockdown at the university of virginia wise has just been lifted. >>> so here's something we haven't seen much of that winter. the snowplows are about to hit the streets in dc. whether you like it or not, snow is headed our way. nothing on the ground now, but that won't be the case when we wake up. topper is here to tell us how much we'll see. >> it's going to be a fluff any snow. clippers do not -- fluffy snow. clippers don't bring us a lot. we're look at the entire metro area under the winter weather advisory from midnight until 9:00 a.m. it's going to be a quick hitter. oddly enough this is going to be the case where the heaviest snow will be south of town. temperatures, every flake that falls is going to stick. no d
down. >> new numbers show the majority of americans favor tougher gun laws. a new nbc news/wall street journal survey shows 56% of americans do want more restrictions on guns. 7% say current laws are too strict. and 35% want no changes at all. this poll shows 41% of all households have a gun. in rural america, it's 61%, 29% in urban areas. there's also a sharp political divide. 55% of republicans say they have guns compared to 27% of democrats. virginia lawmakers voted on a series of gun bills tonight in richmond. the house committee considered one that would expand gun rights. proposals to ban assault weapons and to require universal background checks for gun buyers were defeated. one delegate tonight made an emotional plea for his controversial measure to train and arm teachers to carry concealed weapons into schools. >> i am serious. the more we delay every day we expose children to the circumstance of being slaughtered. >> the committee ultimately decided to send marshall's billion to bob mcdonald's newly formed school safety task force. >>> next on news 4 at 11:00, riderses toed t
regulations may make the process easier. the new health-care law requires companies to cover breast pumps and lactation specialists. it is popular among new mothers and hospital staffs. >> authorities are still working out the details and trying to line up vendors and patient services and how they're going to meet the need for these mothers. >> but there are critics of the new measure to point out each breast pump can cost up to $1,000. taxpayers would be fitting the bill. flew numbers are up, and that's giving rise to some medical myths. doctors say you cannot catch the flu by spending too much time in the cold or going outside without a jacket. they're reminding everybody are the best defense is to get a new flu shot every year. that's because each year covers a different strain of the virus. >> this year, around 65% of people armed covered by the flu vaccine. >> some people say the flu shot give you the flu. >> i think that's an old wives' tale. >> doctors they drink lots of liquid, get plenty of rest, and stay away from everyone else. >> the radar has been loaded with precipitation th
. >>> a new survey shows most americans want tougher laws. according to a new nbc wall street journal poll, 56% favor more restrictions on guns. 7% say current laws are too strict. and 35% prefer to keep laws the way they are now. the poll shows that 41% of all households have a gun and the numbers also show a sharp political divide. 55% of republicans say they have guns compared to 27% of democrats. >>> you probably won't be standing on grass if you're on the national mall for monday's inauguration. crews are putting down a plastic cover to protect the lawn from inauguration-goers. there is equipment stacked up there. crews will start working in just about 25 minutes at 6:30. you see the stacks to the side. the park service spent $16 million replacing the grass on the mall. the plastic sheets will prevent people from trampling the turf there like the crowd did during the president's first inauguration. we will help you get inauguration day started the right way. begins at 4:00 a.m. on monday. eun and i will be live from capitol hill to preview the day's events for you. you can check out our i
. >> reporter: discharged under the "don't ask, don't tell" law, david prepares for history. >> just received a phone call last week asking if i would be willing to participate in the inauguration. >> reporter: the former air force sergeant and seven others will be citizen co-chairs in the president's inauguration, each represent a task achieved by president obama in his first term and will walk the parade and attend the balls. >> even though he's the person elected by the people, it's still the people that make the changes. >> reporter: the famous picture of the first lady dawning her new bangs, look closely. there's hall. >> she was fantastic. it seems to be her hair was the hit of the day. >> reporter: erica gonzalez, news 4. >> the eight citizen co-chairs will also take part in today's national day of service. they'll represent the health care reform law, the auto industry rescue, and renewable energy. >> let's talk about those bangs. >> i wonder how many people have gone to a salon asking for those same bangs. >> you'll see them all over the place. such a trend setter. >>> the time is 6:
or not these types of droughts and events have occurred in the past, they have. and as a result, the laws of chance simply tell us that they will happen again spent before we get to the policy question, this kind of goes with what we just addressed here, and margaret, you're a case study, and this is a question from alan. is question is, are you aware of any case studies where particular communities actually did take a proactive approach for drought management, and where it worked and where we could take a case -- take a look at the case study and applied elsewhere? >> well, i guess i would have to go back to historic times, because as i mentioned before i worked with navajo communities and so i know a lot about the way people coped with drought before reservation lands were established. and one of the things that people did was they were more aware of how the ecosystem operated, and would move according to what the current conditions work. they would move their livestock so they were more flexible, and the permitting systems and the types of things we have in place now as far as land tenure and wh
hoping to overturn the new law. they argue that the government ordered covered up of violates their first amendment right to express their political views. a u.s. district court judge said yesterday that it takes more than simply this morning in public to make a political statement. >> in an interview with oprah winfrey, lance armstrong comes clean about doping. the seventh time " to tour de france " wenner says that he used a variety of performance enhancing drugs to when those titles. armstrong refuse to answer when oprah winfrey asked him if betsy andreu, the wife of armstrong's former teammate frankie andreu, was telling the truth when she said that in 1996, she overheard him telling a doctor treating him for cancer that he was doping. he also limited to being a bully. >> armstrong has been stripped of his tour de france titles and the olympic medal that he won in 2000. he is also facing numerous lawsuits. saith the second part of the interview with oprah winfrey airs tonight. >> still ahead on kron4 morning news. attention and frequent fliers, a major airline lays out new rules for p
in that time period passed laws. i remember i was a kid here in washington, my father was secretary of the interior, the wilderness law, clean water act, clean air act, we set up the environmental protection agency. i mean, these were big laws, big, bold laws that were dealing with our problem. so once again, glory days of the senate. and i -- i -- i think we have that potential as i see the new senators coming in, the folks that were elected with us, the senators that have arrived in the last five or ten years. i think we have the ability to respond in a big, bold way to the crises that face us. and i know senator merkley, you came here a young man with senator hatfield i believe and you saw a different senate. maybe you could talk about that and we don't want to stay, i know we're going to a caucus and we have our generous chair here, so we don't want to keep her up there too long, our presiding officer. anyway, senator merkley, i yield. mr. merkley: i think my colleague from new mexico is absolutely right in pointing out there were periods when the senate really worked to address
. washington area. >>> new gun law proposals for governor o'malley today, calling for new licensing rules he also want to see a special group devoted to keeping children safe in school. tracee wilkins has details. the actions we take could very well prevent another tragedy. >> reporter: limiting magazines and calling for gunjay walker of prince georges cow drafted the electric for maryland center of school safety with the idea of unifies how students are protected across the state. >> in prince george's county, taking about security. >> reporter: the office would provide support and create a -- >> bringing everybody together in for one boyce. >> we're going to ask our delegation to be supportive of the govern orr's legislation. >> reporter: walker said he's happy to see the center at the top of the agenda, especially after the tragedy in newtown. >> that's an unfortunate incident but i think it makes you what would we have in place if that were to okur. >> reporter: he said having it here at buoy state university is not only good for the state because of the university's central location, bu
of a 6,000 soldier and airmen contingent, brought in to work with existing law enforcement. >> they have the powers, but they're not carrying weapons, and they'll augment the people out there getting paid to do this. >> while there's lots of new signage. >> reporter: you'll likely see them. >> the national guard will operate over 100 traffic control and crowd management points up 23rd, across k street and massachusetts avenue to north cap 208 street. >> reporter: the first group to put boots on the ground came from pennsylvania, others from puerto rico and wisconsin. most of them have been here before so well familiar with the city and the support that's needed. >> captain nick o'brien has been here before, but was just a kid. during the last inauguration, he was preparing for the transition of power in iraq. it makes him all more aware and proud of the way it's done here. >> the power transition is definitely not peaceful. the security we have here is not nothing like what we had over there. >> after a message from the commander in chief, they'll be off to several d.c. schools, where th
, in this private ceremony in the white house. >> by law, he has to begin on january 20th. the public ceremony will take place today. sonia sotomayor swore in the vice president yesterday. >>> one of the big things is keeping people safe. >> there will be a no fly zone within a 30-mile radius of the capitol. on the water, the coast guard will shut down six miles of the potomac. vehicle traffic restricted from using 150 blocks in the district. more measures, including toxic air detectors, plainclothes security officers and thousands of doses of antidotes in case of a chemical or biological attack are also on stand by. it's estimated that all the security costs about $120 million. you can expect tight security if you're heading to the national mall today to watch the president take the oath of office. >> news 4's megan mcgrath is live on the mall for us this morning. megan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. we're standing here on madison street. you can see that things are rather quiet. just the press primarily down here. although there are some early birds coming early trying to ge
rights must be absolute, our laws fair, our national beauty preserved, the powerful must not persecute the weak, and human dignity must be enhanced. we have learned that more is not necessarily better, that even our great nation has its recognized limits, and that we can neither answer all questions nor solve all problems. we cannot afford to do everything, nor can we afford to lack boldness as we meet the future. so, together, in a spirit of individual sacrifice for the common good, we must simply do our best. our nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. and we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. to be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. we will not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our nation earns is essential to our strength. the world itself is now dominated by a new spirit. peoples more numerous and more politically aware are craving, and now demanding, their place in the sun--not j
school in connecticut, president obama moving to tighten gun control laws, and yesterday he signed 23 executive actions that don't need congressional approval, but he wants congress to ban military is style assault weapons and include background checks on all gun buyers. >> if there is even one thing to do to reduce gun violence, even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try. >> congress so far appears luke warm on proposals to tighten gun control laws and support among americans has dropped slightly. a new poll shows 56% report a ban on semi auto plattic assault weapons, down from 62% in december. >>> president obama expected to name his close aide, dennis mcdonough as new chief of staff. he will replace jack lew, who was nominated to be new treasury secretary. >>> check your flights. winter storm warnings in effect today from mississippi to washington, d.c. places you don't normally hear. meteorologist jennifer delgado looks at that. >> we're tracking snow out there. most of us dealing with rain we have to wait for cold air catching up. we show you right now,
to come from the congress. they make the laws. they have created this massive thing called dodd-frank, which we are only part weaker in terms of interpreting and figuring out how to work. and i think it's much more appealing and i believe that the community bankers support will be fully supported on this issue. this is something we have been bird dogging, just to go back to the litter references and i think it's gaining momentum going. but it will not be easy. as i said earlier, is benefiting, lawyers and bureaucrats. john. [inaudible] i am half australian, this is water. yes, sir. >> i'm rubber weisner with public citizen. thank you for leading us on this. i have a two-part question, maybe it's two questions disguised as one. you know better than me barney frank and chris god we say we dealt with too big to fail and they meant it. as you're saying as regulators we really mean it and that's not sufficient to convince either bankers are markets. so i'm curious the part you didn't emphasize, but that drug. that's the plan for government intervention to separate the institution and
askance and what do you want to do, obamacare, the health care law and other things that might include giving the president a debt ceiling increase until the end of his term if he's willing to agree in big changes in entitlement programs. they've got to come up with something. >> megyn: they have to come up with a game plan. we saw with the fiscal cliff negotiations the end of the year they were divided and boehner couldn't sort of corral his house republicans to be on the same page and so now he's trying to do that and to get reelected speaker, he says i'm going to listen to you, i'll be your choice. now, the question, chris, whether you think these house republicans can speak as one and can find, you know, their one mission. you know, who you are and what you stand for. what my parents used to say to me. i say to my kids, who are you and what do you stand for and they're trying to figure it out. >> boehner is not going to try to corral anybody, from the cowboy rounding them up to the announcer at a horse race, he's saying what's happening as they're running along. >> megyn: and by a
and actually working out a budget we can hold ourselves to. that's still in the act. that's a law. that's always the law by april 15. but -- the bill -- >> i think it's time for the senate to take up a budget. actually show the american people the color of their stripes. they have been insulate by the house republicans by us passing bills that harry reid said would pass the senate. preconference bills that were dropped at our laps at the end of the crisis right when we were getting ready to shut down the government or hit our default position. i think this is good from the standpoint that we're going to force the senate to debate on the floor of the senate a lot of them only see the floor when they go to vote, i want to see them debate, standing before the american people and talking about their liberal policies and their spending priorities. i believe america needs to see that. i think if we have hope as conservatives to take back the united states senate, we have got to expose those guys and fwals for what they are. >> and i hope that is really the case. but again, this bill has to be
court is overturned. an indiana law that bans them from using social network like facebook and twitter. a three-judge panel said yesterday the law was unconstitutional and too broad. >>> and "the washington post" finds it's never too late to quit smoking. they typically lose about a decade of life expectancy. but a new study found that those who quit by 35 to 44 gained back nine years. >>> and "the san francisco chronicle" reports that scientists have created scientific resis stent skills. thn this national weather report sponsored by the makers of zyrteg. zyrtec, love the air. >>> new york city police open fire on a suspected killer, hitting nine innocent bystanders. one of the victims now says it's time for the city to pay her for her pain. >>> and farmers feel the heat as hay supplies dry up, making them a target for feed. >> pretty much just anybody's caught out in the pasture now, they're met with a rifle. >> we'll show you why a texas sheriff is counting on a high-tech solution on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by h&r block. come se
everybody should have the right to bear arms. but when those laws were written it was one bullet and we could never have foreseen uzi machine guns in the hands of crazy people that want to massacre your children. i'm very much for the strict background checks. i hope that they could actually work. it's going to add to the price. they can't do the background checks now. i'm all for enforcing laws we already have on the books before we start writing a million more laws. however, i think rational people feel like they don't want any crazy person to have uzi machine guns with 30 bullets -- >> i do think if you made the penalty for a crime using the guns, if you tripled the penalty, that would have to have some kind of impact on whether or not even criminals choose to use that type of a weapon. if you really were serious about ed and said i'm going to lay down the law. i don't care. it's a different penalty if you use a gun or this type of crazy gun. >> maybe it's a lot of all of the above we really should be looking at. i'm telling you, if i were a parent at sandy hook who'd lost their chil
a budget. tts rule of the law that by april 15th, you have to. so, we're saying we will extend the debt limit until the timeline where you have a budget, a road map. so you stop digging yourself in the hole and we get out of this problem. part of not having the budget has gotten us into this problem in the first place. >> the senate is had an operating under the 2011 budget control act. demanding the senate pass a budget really doesn't do anything. it also violates the so-called boehner rule, which requires any bill to have cuts equal to the rise of the debt ceiling. republicans are making up for this by saying congress will get paid -- will not get paid unless the senate passes a budget. even republican congressman darryl issa knows it's a violation of the 27th amendment not to pay congress. when told about the plan, issa said that's unconstitutional. he wants a paycheck. now republicans are claiming the plan will just withhold pay for congress. so all of them will get paid, no matter what. what is it? it's just a big sham. it's just a big game. nancy pelosi rejected the plan as a gimm
of representatives. in 1850 they demanded and they got a new law that compelled northern citizens to join posses that were hunting people accused of being runaway shaves who had allege -- slaves who had allegedly escaped into the free states. most of all, the champions of slavery sought ways to retain the control that they had almost continuously exercised over the federal government since the american revolution. and to prevent, above all, to prevent others from using the federal government in ways that might harm the slave owners' interests. in doing this, by the way, they were greatly aided by a clause of the constitution, the so-called three-fifths clause that gave southern whites much heavier representation in the house of respectives than their own numbers otherwise would have warranted. but southerners also sought to increase their representation in both houses of congress as well as in the electoral congress by steadily increasing the number of slave states in the union. and is -- and so it was during the 1840s that they vociferously demanded and lustily cheered both the annexation of te
say this in the first inaugural address they would have booed him. "no organic law can ever be framed with the provision applicable to every situation. no foresight can anticipate nor any document of reasonable length contain express provisions for all possible questions. that is abraham lincoln calling the constitution organic law. and saying that the constitution could not possibly have anticipated our every governing question. i invite you to imagine if you will, just close your eyes and just imagine the right wing . . >>> welcome to "the ed show" from new york. the conservatives are whining about president obama's speech. it's just too liberal. i say welcome to the mainstream. let's get to work. >> it's morning again in america. >> the era of liberalism is back. >> the country is awake to the new center left america, and conservative elites can't stand it. >> the republican agenda in his mind props up white privilege. >> tonight katrina vanden heuvel on president obama and the official end of the reagan era. none of it means anything if the obama agenda can't get through the senat
to become law with the make-up of this new congress? >> well, rev, i've been working on these issues now for about 20 years. and we have a good coalition in the house. we've already reintroduced the magazine and we're getting ready to introduce the companion bill to senator finestein's bill. what we really need, though, is the voices of the american people to be heard. you can not underestimate the lobbying power of the nra in congress. and even my office, even though people know that i am a strong advocate for gun safety legislation, i get calls every day from nra members. and so what really needs to happen to change this debate in washingt washington, in congress, is the moms and dads, the aunts and uncles and husbands and wives of america need to call their members of congress and they need to tell them that they support this ban on the assault rifles and the ban on the assault magazines. >> well, let me tell you why, congresswoman, i think that that is extremely a feasible strategy of getting people to call it a people movement from the bottom up. look at these startling numbers that
. the new law clarifies responsibility and would apply to all breeds, not just pit bulls. it's only if they know a dangerous dog was housed on their property. >>> a 16-year-old girl taukts about being attacked on her way to the bus stop and how she broke free. she was going to catch the school bus yesterday morning in ft. washington when she noticed a man staring at her and walking in her direction. she says he asked her for her name, started touching himself and then forcefully put his hands on her. >> saying that he lunged at me and grabbed me. i was on the ground and started screaming and kicking. he just like ran. i felt helpless. mentally that will be in my head for a while. >> if you know anything about the attack, police in prince george's county would like to hear from you. >>> a former d.c. police officer has been found guilty of his killing mistress and leaving their baby in a hot car to die. it took 90 minutes to convict richmond phillips of killing 20-year-old wynetta wright and 11-month-old jaylin in may of 2011. phillips, who was married, lured wright and her baby to t
by a coalition of lawmakers, victims and law enforcement officials who support the proposal. >> how do you hunt something like that? if you kill something, there is nothing left to eat. >> philadelphia chief charles ramsey and she lives to this day has a bull let inside her head. >> i've a bullet in my jaw. it is one inch away from my brain stem. >> today, a chat arranged by google vice president biden says he is more concerned about limiting the managers than the weapons. -- limiting the magazines than the weapons. >> leon panetta is lifting the ban on women in combat. women are already serving and dying over seas. more than 800 were wounded in afghanistan. women won't be able to meet the physical requirements and it will week the military the critics say. >> it is more than a decade of war they have demonstrated courage and skill and patriotism. >> this new policy will be implementment in the next three years. and branches of service can ask for specific exemptions. >> boeing's dream line says that systems designed to prevent battery fires on the 787 did n
fee is an illegal penalty and violation of antitrust law. >governor martin o'malley unveis an ambitious gun-control package. he is proposing a broadbent on assault weapons and a limit to the size of the magazine's -- broad ban on assault weapons and a limit to the size of the gun magazines. >> the package to are proposing on gun violence is a common- sense package. it is a courageous package. there are those who think that the answer to gun violence is more guns. to me, that is groucho marx logic. governor o'malley also wants to put $25 million towards easing of school safety in addition to funding two state police clauses. -- clases. republicans question whether the proposals will make the state any safer. they're working on legislation that targets illegal gun use. >> after two is a delay, the trial of john leopold finally got underway. he has chosen to have a judge decide his fate instead of a jury. >> dramatic testimony today in the first day of john leopold's misconduct trial. a state prosecutor has tried to paint a picture of what they said things like in his office.
arrest powers by d.c. police. >> i will faithfully enforce the laws of the united states of america and the district of columbia. >> reporter: in a short period, 36 hours, approximately 6000 national guard soldiers and airmen will be welcome to washington, d.c. at one of our three reception locations. >> reporter: the national guard members will be placed in the central part of the city for the most part. many of them will help with security during the inaugural parade. some of them will work later that night, here near the convention center to provide security for the inal august ball. there are so many national guard members in town six schools will be turned into hotels and military cooks will prepare 18,000 meals a day. >> i have never been to an inauguration. so it's really an honor to have the opportunity to come down. >> for sergeant first class doug frank, he says that his job is traffic control and to help wherever he is needed. >> it's to make sure that everybody has a safe, enjoyable time. >> reporter: so the national guard will not be armed but expect to see some of them
to school. the boy was caught carrying the 0.22 caliber gun in his book bag and shot off to classmates. law-enforcement officials say the boy's mother learned he had a gun in his bag and tried to cover it up. she showed up at school and claimed that she needed to take her son to the dentist. she is now being questioned by police. the trash talking is well underway, ahead of sunday's game. even our morning team is getting in on the fund. -- fun. >> it is a brisk day today. northwest winds bringing in cold air. if you flurries off to the north. we will see what happens on the weekend weather. 25 of the airport, with those winds gusting to >> the party continues downtown at the gallery. there are the riggins cheerleaders. it continues allover are viewing area. ravens cheerleaders. -- ravens cheerleaders. it continues all over our viewing area. we said a video to our sister station in boston, challenging the to a friendly bet. they sent one back. -- them to a friendly bet. they sent one back. take a look. >> great to be with you guys. here we go with another one of those bets. >> we just wanted
says he's excited to see his brother and sister-in-law but also says he feels like his life is no longer normal. in an interviewer after stepping off the plane, he said there is nothing normal about what's going on in afghanistan. the day he left a 7-year-old girl was killed by insurgents. >>> today, john kerry will answer questions from the foreign relations committee after his nomination for secretary of state. most political analysts expect kerry to face friendly questioning today and have no trouble being confirmed. >>> the fact is we have four dead american. was it because of a protest, or it was because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make? >> obviously a very different scene for current secretary of state hillary clinton. during her testimony yesterday before the senate foreign relations committee, republicans grilled her during that hearing on september's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. clinton has accepted responsibility for the attack which killed four amer
threats or exactly how many law enforcement officers would be working during the inauguration. >> the secret service never talks about threat levels. i mean, i can say we have a lot of people that are assessing a lot of information. >> reporter: more than ever, cameras are being sed to pinpoint issues. and if problems are spotted by someone at macc, information can be pulled up here and police can be sent right away. >> if every law enforcement entity, we have 42 partners here. every law enforcement entity, every transportation entity, everybody that's got cameras, we're utilizing. so it's quite -- i don't want to estimate, but it's a large number. >> reporter: because of cell service issues last inauguration, these temporary towers have been erected. officials hope spectators will help them spot any issues by using special smartphone apps, facebook, and twitter. all eyes will be on social media. >> all of the agencies involved now have a very robust social media capability we'll be watching closely. we have created our own, so we have apps, mobile apps and a lot of things. >>
to restrict the second amendment rights of law abiding americans. congressman scalise, any attempt by president obama to take away gun rights will meet strong opposition in congress. it was senator rand paul who went the farthest. >> our founding fathers were very concerned about having a separation of powers, they didn't want to let the president become a king. i'm afraid that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing and we're going to make sure that it doesn't happen. >> i want to bring in the political report for the washington post and editor of citizen jane politics and contribute for to the daily beast. let's start with the campaign push for this because we did see it work to help raise taxes on the rich. what does the president need to do this time around, do you think, patricia? >> i think he really needs to change the dynamic of what senators and congressmen are hearing from their constituents, and we see him doing that. the president knows when we look at national polls, the majority of americans are in favor of stricter gun control, but in states tha
equipment at the bridge, as possible contributor to the crash. >> law enforcement sources say a millionaire investor killed last november during a home invasion in monte serenmo was set up by an escort. >> this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news of the scene. sources say the escort tipped off to gang members to the house. 21 year-old deanglo alston, 21 year-old javier garcia, an 26 year- old lukis andersen has been charged with the murder of rvi kumra . both boston and garcia are known gang members from west oakland will form robbery crews and targeted homes and oakland and fremont. during the robbery, the victim's wife was also injured. police that have not released a possible motive in the incident. >> some of san francisco top city and law enforcement officials are meeting to discuss the tactics of the city's use is to address the costly vandalism at a three day conference. graffiti cost san francisco more than $20 million each year. back in the '90s san francisco created an anti graffiti task force and this is develop the database catalog the graffiti in the te
: president obama, sworn in yesterday, promising to change the tax code, immigration laws, and act on climate change. good morning, everyone. we will spend the first part of this morning's "washington journal" on yesterday's inaugural address. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. also, send us a tweet, twitter.com/c-spanwj. post your comments on facebook, or you can e-mail us. journal@c-span.org. let me begin this morning, this is "the wall street journal," had line. "obama vows aggressive agenda." "he is looking beyond the fiscal battle set to dominate the coming weeks." and then a side story, an analysis. "the president is set to fight over a new to do list." "the inauguration was not only grayer, he sounded less like a man ready for lofty flights and more ready for ground battles." and then here is "the washington post," this morning. there had lyme, "we must act." -- there had line, "we must act -- their headline, "we must act." "the new york times," this morning, "a limitless vision." "speech gives quiet goals center stage." "our jou
the debt ceiling until may. law americas won't get paid if they fail to pass a budget. >> american families have to do a budget. they understand you can't continue to spend money you don't have. we are committed to doing a budget on the house side that will balance over the neck ten years as time for the senate and president to show the american people how they are willing to balance a budget ore the next ten years. >> the democratic controlled senate is expect to do approve the debt bill. it has not pass add budget in four years. >> phil mickelson wasn't talking about his guolf game. he was teeing off over another apology about his tax comments. >> i have made some dumb, dumb mistakes and obviously talking about this stuff is one of them. my apology is for talking about it publicly. i shouldn't take advantage of the forum that i have as a professional golfer to try to ignite change. >> mickelson hinted earlier this week he may leave california or the united states because of how much he's paying in taxes. california has a new tax rate of 13.3 percent. that is your 5@5:00. >> tiger woods mo
state lawmakers about the proposed laws. >>> also today, the group commissioned to investigate the sandy hook massacre meets for the first time. this morning, the sandy hook advisory commission will hear from experts who were involved in the aftermath of the columbine and virginia tech shootings. they'll be asked to make recommendations on school safety, mental health, and gun violence prevention. the group was created last month by connecticut governor dan malloy. >>> a fire forced a family of nine out of their townhouse in prince george's county. it broke out at a townhouse on empress way in bowie. chopper 4 flew over the scene. the fire burned all three floors. nobody was hurt. investigators think a problem with the chimney or fireplace caused the fire. >>> this morning we know a mother and daughter died in the house fire on manor road in falls church. this is cell phone video showing the fire burning the front of the house. neighbors say they heard an explosion, and two brief screams about 3:30 yesterday morning. the identities of the victims have not been released. we do know both v
. >> reporter: but the nra says law abiding citizens need the same technology criminals have. >> we have the right to defend ourselves and our families with semiautomatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill, especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: it may be tough to win over some of the public as well. on wednesday, sheriffs in missouri, california, and texas announced they would not enforce new gun control laws such as an assault weapons ban. that i feel and can prove that are unconstitutional, we will not enforce those. >> reporter: president obama is sending vice president biden on the road to gather public support. >> we're growing to take it to the american people. >> reporter: the vice president's road trip begins tomorrow with a rally in virginia to promote gun control. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the senate judiciary committee will start holding hearings on control proposals coming up next wednesday. >>> stopping gu
law but this story which gained national attention became a candidate for this season's heisman trophy could turn nfl scouts sour on the star. it has many fans wondering what is is the truth? the story of man tie te'o reads between a bad romance novel and who done it? he falls in love with a girl he met on line then she gets sick and dies for us to find out the girl never existed. >> this is an elaborate hoax. >> this story is intriguing to everyone who hears it. >> people love a good story and this is an interesting one. it is pretty juicy. >> was the notre dame superstar duped by someone playing a cool trick, a scheme called "cat fishing" damed after a documentary and tv show where people fake their identities as part of an online dating scheme. >> if it is a lie he is covering it up. >> he talked about how they met and carried on a three-year relationship. >> i have seen the most beautiful girl i have ever met. not because of her physical beauty but her character. >> i don't care a his personal life i want to see him play football. >> some f
in the area second amendment law, but that is part of it, people do have the right to protect themselves in their home. there are limitations. adam: everybody always talks about the dangerous criminals, but the majority of these horrid events we experienced in both people who are mentally ill who then took a gun, it would seem, from a relative, in the case of atom, he stole a gun, killed his mother. there's no way to prevent that, is there? >> to look about the facts of sandy hook, that fellow shouldn't have been anywhere near a gun, and his mother is the one in my view to blame for sandy hook. in the case of aurora, colorado, what did the shooter do? he went to the only gun free zone movie theater available after having chased out all the other ones he chose that one because he knew they would be those citizens there that would have concealed carry with the ability to protect themselves and others. adam: david, i'm going to give you the last word on this. do you think congress will do any of what the president is asking for? >> i hope not. basically what you're doing is enabling crimina
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who believe gun control laws are an attack on their second amendment right to bear arms. >>> a new poll shows a slight drop over the past month in support of new gun control measures. 56% supported a ban on semiautomatic weapons, that's down from 62% in december in a poll taken right after the sandy hook massacre. >>> we said there's a lot to going on today. a major business story going on on top of everything else now. boeing with the jumbo-sized pr problem on its hands today as more airlines move to ground the much-hyped dreamliner. we'll have the latest on that. >>> and kidnapped and held in a basement when she was just 10 years old. katie beers tells her story 20 years later. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day!
>>> good morning. four more years. >> health care reform is no longer -- it is the law of the land. >>> united states conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >>> the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >>> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >>> president barack obama, the 44th president, takes the oath of office to serve a second term. and we're here for all the tradition, pageantry and tradition "today," monday, january 21st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," the second inauguration of barack obama, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from washington, d.c. >>> and good monday morning to you, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a monday morning from capitol hill. as you look at the white house there, now the capitol. i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie, natalie morales and mr. al roker. >> beautiful sunrise in washington. no matter who you voted for, this is an historic day for th
to him since newtown. >> in the letter that julia wrote me, she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg to you try very hard." julia, i will try very hard. >> reporter: also greeting the president, 10-year-old taisha good. >> you don't want to lose your life over one little thing, like a bullet. >> reporter: before signing nearly two dozen executive actions, the president also called on americans to ask their representatives what's more important? >> doing whatever it takes to get an a grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade? >> reporter: even before the president's remarks, the nra unleashed this fiery new attack, infuriating critics with a web video that invehicles mr. obama's daughters. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools? >> reporter: the white house quickly blasted the video as repugnant and cowardly. and if house spea
? >> she went on to be on l.a. law. >> turns out to be a sexy song. see what i mean? >> i would have worn my bell-bottoms if i had known. >> hal: we're on the radio and even the cameras from current can't see below so make it up. >> i have bell-bottoms on. >> it is the theatre of the pants. >> it is not pants-free friday yet. >> hal: that doesn't matter. with jim you don't know. it is a crapshoot. will he have pants today or not? >> i forgot. >> hal: sometimes i'll call in and chris, is it a pants day. he'll go nope. i'll have to pay whoever is in the car with me $5. >> hosen day. >> hal: speaking of later hosen, no, i was leading -- the no pants area, it was just we all had to get slightly dressed up this weekend because we all had balls. >> even jacki. >> jacki and i had balls. >> i did not have balls this weekend. >> no balls. >> didn't want to wear a tux. >> okay. i don't have a tux. >> you can rent a tux. >> i didn't want to travel with a tux. >> you can rent a tux. did you not go to prom? >> it took a month to fit him for a tux. >> have to bring in extra shoulder fabric and create e
. >>> a federal appeals court overturned an indiana law that banned sex offenders from using social networks like facebook and twitter. three-judge panel said theaid the law was unconstitutional and too broad. >>> the republican finds it's never too late to quit smoking. smokers typically lose about a decade of life expectancy but a new study found those who quit between ages 35 and 44 gain back nine of the years and those who quit before 35 gain back all ten years. >>> "the "san francisco chronicle"" say scientists created anti-hiv resistant pills for cells. >>> all right, we're starting out with plenty of clouds around the bay area some fog into the san jose area right now. some showers also showing up outside today so yeah, we're going to have a mixed bag throughout the day. know the a washout but you can see a -- not a washout but you can see a storm system bringing scattered showers in the south. throughout the day that will sweep further to the north. so a chance of scattered showers even as we head throughout the day today. 50s and low 60s for highs. a cha
are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> in many ways, this speech was progressives. this is what we have been waiting for to hear for four years. the president is older now, and certainly wiser to the position about how washington works. but at least for today he will not let trivial politics derail the progressive course that this country is on. president obama looked out to the crowd on the national mall today and saw the full scope of america, young and old, rich and poor, black, white, hispanic, asian. he recognized the moment. he captured it. the mission he is charged with today is perhaps greater than his mission of four years ago. in 2009, he was of course there to lead us out of this economic tragedy that we were living in. in 2013, he needs to lead this country and make it the country that we all want to achieve. >> you and i as citizens had the power to set this country's course. you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape t
changing their electoral laws. the republicans really want these states. they went for president obama in 2012. but they're controlled by republican governors and legislatures. changing the law in these states would have won 45 more electoral votes, electoral college votes for mitt romney. now, it wouldn't have been enough for him to beat president obama in 2012, but what about the next democrat? republicans, what are they doing? they're already scheming. in fact, they use the president's inauguration to get ahead in 2016. that's right, just yesterday while virginia state senator henry marsh attended the inauguration, virginia republicans realized they outnumber democrats by one vote. they ambushed the dems with a massive redistricting bill. republican governor bob mcdonnell says he doesn't like the dirty tricks, but he won't promise to veto it. >> obviously, the tactics that were used yesterday was a surprise, and i don't think that that's the way business should be done. but i haven't looked at the bill. >> oh, i bet you haven't. michigan's republican governor rick snyder might suppo
brothers and sisters treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> i now pronounce you married. fill: the president first announced his support of same sex marriage last may. but that reference for a first for a presidential inaugural speech. he also raised immigration reform. an issue that went unaddressed for much of his first term. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. until bright, young students and engineers are lifted in our work force rather than expelled from our country >> ifill: the president singled out climate change as well, another issue that remains largely on the back burner during his first four years in the white house. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change. knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. ( applause ) some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of ragin
about the proposed laws. >>> also today, the group commissioned to investigate the sandy hook moose kerr nt-- mast meets for the first time. the sandy hook advisory commission will hear from experts who was involved in the aftermath of columbine and the virginia tech shooting. they will be asked to make recommendations on safety at schools, mental health, and gun violence prevention. the group was created a month ago by connecticut governor dan malloy. >>> it is up to the senate to decide whether congress should table the debate over raising the debt limit until spring. the house passed a bill yesterday that allows the government to continue borrowing money to pay bills without approval from congress through the middle of may. the white house supports the measure. some democrats oppose it. they say it prolong uncertainty about our economy's health. the senate could vote as soon as tomorrow. >>> this morning, investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire that forced a family of nine out of their townhouse in prince george's county. the fire broke out last night on empress way
discriminating against gay employees. current federal law bans discrimination based on sex, race, and national origin, but didn't mention sexual orientation. >>> d.c.'s police chief is challenging the findings of a new report released just a few minutes ago that the d.c. police mishandled hundreds of rape cases. chief kathy lanier says the information in the report by human rights watch was gathered using flawed methods. but news 4 spoke with one victim who tells us she was mistreated by police and her case mishandled after she says she was sexually assaulted. >> the detective right in front of me told the nurse that i didn't need the exam done. and the nurse to her credit said that was her job to determine and that i would need to talk with her and i did. the experience of being raped was absolutely humiliating, but it wasn't until i talked to police that i felt shamed. >> my fear is that this report because it is based largely on older data, instance involving one or two detectives who are no longer in the unit, it's painting a picture that that's the current state of affairs here and it's n
tougher gun laws. according to a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll 56% said they favor more restrictions on guns. 7% say current gun laws are too strict. 35% prefer to keep laws the way they are now. the poll shows 41% of all households own a gun. >>> caught on video. a philadelphia woman was robbed and thrown on to a train track by a homeless man. we want to warn you some viewers may find this video we're about to show you, graphic. video shows the man attacking a 23-year-old woman as she waits for the train. he then drags her across the platform with her kicking and struggling along the way before he tosses her on to the tracks. fortunately, she had enough time to cross the tracks and clooirnl on to the other platform without serious injury. police have since arrested that man. >>> in miami, some scary moments for airline passengers when two planes clipped winnings on the run way. flyers reported hearing a bang and feeling the plane shake. one of the planes had just arrived. the other was about to take off. the airline cancelled that flight, stranding passengers. fortunate
stressful moments for the authorities. as a result, we have more than 13,000 military and law enforcement personnel, ready for this event. we have snipers on the roofs. we have biological and chemical units prepared to deal with whatever comes up. we have a high degree of surveillance. satellites zooming in on the mall, as well as hundreds of surveillance cameras, to watch potential suspects. as one official told me last night, we have no specific threat. but we have to be ready for anything, george. >> and i know they've been preparing for this for a year. they've been locking the buildings on the parade route. they've been locking the garbage cans on the parade route. repaved the road. they are taking no chances. we have an incredible team of presidential savvy with us this morning. i want a quick word from two of them sitting with us here. let's start with matthew dowd, contributor to abc news. you have contributed to a combine, as well. both sides of the aisle. what does it take for a president to take a second inauguration and make it soaring? >> well, it's a much different situation
employee discovered the book and sat to reconcile the young authors with their laws to living life. take a look. >> reporter: we already have the ten commandments. >> god has sent before you this day his laws of life and good. >> reporter: and the rules of "fight club." >> first rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight club. >> reporter: why not a rule book by and for kids? >> don't call each other names. clean up your messes. no eating other people's food. >> reporter: 157 rules in a spiral notebook, found in a walmart parking lot by raymond flores, the employee who retrieves carts. >> don't keep saying please if someone says no. >> reporter: the no-nos of a lifetime. rule 91, don't color on people. 105, tie your shoes or you'll fall down. and, of course, don't bite the dentist. >> i thought this was adorable. >> reporter: rule 154 is protect this book. and flores was determined to follow it. >> here's your book back. >> reporter: all the way back to the authors, two girls, ages 8 and 10. cousins and best friends who both struggle with little sisters, who apparently have been
. >> professionalism. >> professionalism. >> imparrality. >> impartiality. >> these law enforcement officers from all across the country took an oath as deputy u.s. marshals. they're in town to help with security during tomorrow's inauguration festivities. these 2,000 extra officers will help out the secret service, the park service, the d.c. police department, and other agencies just to make sure everything goes as planned. >> it's a once in a lifetime deal for us. i'm glad to be a part of history. >> the extra officers come from as nearby as prince george's county and as far away as seattle, washington. stay with news4 for continuing coverage of this big inauguration weekend. news4 today starts extra early tomorrow morning live from capitol hill starting at 4:00 a.m. and tomorrow afternoon jim vance and doreen gensler anchoring our parade coverage live atop the newseum. >> coming up tonight, new information coming out after that hostage standoff in algeria. soldiers getting a closer look inside the plant "today." >>> president obama set to back just the second president to take the oath of office f
landlords level. a bill hearing is scheduled january 30. if it lands on the governor's desk becomes law with his signature. >> opening statements are slated to begin in the trial of john leopold. he opted to have a judge instead of a jury decide his fate. pool of potential jurors were dismissed. he used his executive security detail for personal unpolitical game, a discharge. >> several neighborhoods are being a bias to be extra careful with their mail. police investigating a string of recent check that from the mailbox. more on this. >> police tell us the thefts have been happening sporadically over the past few months. investigators are not sure if the cases are connected. one expert says he is pretty sure about how the crimes are being committed. since last october, howard county police have received seven reports of mail drafthat. the suspect or thought -- suspects are looking for mailboxes with the red flag out. the altered check is brought to the victims bank branch to get cash using a fake id. >> you have to sign a couple of tax. almost everyone is vulnerable to this. >> the last
of public opinion and the second of law. thursday was the presumed deadline for the federal government to join the lawsuit under the false claims act filed by his prior teammate floyd landis which has nine figure implications and jail time as well. this is the duck theory. on the top of the water the duck's head is smooth and nonbobbing while below the surface the legs are churning fervently to proposal the duck forward. what we saw tonight was the head of the duck while lance's team is working fervently to bring these issues rapidly to a close behind closed doors. when we talk about objectives and the court of public opinion, lance couldn't go out today based on his lifetime of tactics. the old pr mantra is you can be the hammer or nail. you can be proactive or reactive and lance has been the proverbial hammer and always surrounded himself with a very aggressive and effective team in that regard. so having that type of background and career strategy as it relates to his image and brand development, you can't then come out and garner sympathy and empathy and immediate forgiveness. it h
. >>> we are calling the law involving pitbulls an inherently dangerous breed. it creates the presumption that a dog owner should know whether his or her pet is likely to present a danger. that shifts the burden from the victim to prove the dog had a tendency to be violent. the rule made landlords liable. they would only be loy bell if they know or should have known a dangerous dog was being housed on the property. >>> some doctors and drug stores have reported limited supplies of the flu vaccine. 2,000 people have come to the emergency room with flu-like symptoms. it's working with the county to try to contain the outbreak. >> reporter: get the flu mist, the flu shot. we have adequate supply of both. protect yourself. you protect yourself. you protect your family. there are other strategies that i like to emphasize. hand washing. that is important. if someone is ill, stay home from work. >> the health department is offering it friday in the county council cammers -- chambers. >> we're staying on top of this flu outbreak. so you're sneezing. how do you know if you have a cold or the flu.
following president obama's actions to strengthen gun laws after the tragic shootings in newtown, connecticut and aurora, colorado. the organization reaching out to 400 million members in a bid to fight the new restrictions. >> this announcement by the president was less about protecting our children than it was about using our children to promote an antigun agenda. an agenda he's had most of his political life. >> it includes a ban on assault weapons and high capacity clips and institute background checks for all gun buyers. >>> two northern virginia lawmakers showed how easy it is to buy a weapon. they posted video of themselves purchasing a handgun and ammunition clip at a recent gun show. men trying to make a point about tighter gun restrictions in virginia. this will probably be an uphill battle. >> reporter: virginia legislator is gun-friendly. even visitors can bring handguns inside the state house if they have a concealed weapons permit. in virginia those permits are easy to get. legislative session is in full swing with committees considering hundreds of bills. delegate
be as dangerous as texting. >>> and also living large. find out how the law is allowing him to live >>> a young man andre barbosa is probably both. he had two dimes, but he lives in a mansion in boca raton, florida. how? well he's a squatter. he moved in when the bank foreclosed on it. you can claim it after seven years if the real owner does nothing and you pay the property taxes. so far the bank has done nothing, but how long will that last? >> reporter: in order for this person to end up legally owning the property, he would have to have an enormous amount of good luck. >> pretty lucky right now. for now, he's enjoying the five bedrooms, six baths, gourmet kitchen, swimming pool, and the marina in the backyard. i'm not sure that the boat is included. >>> still ahead on wusa9, a look at voice activated texting, is it safe for drivers? the results of the virginia study. >>> now sitting in >>> killed by the former culpepper police officer. he traveled to new jersey to watch them go on trial for murder. he is accused of shooting and killing patricia cook in the parking lot last year. >>> the jur
laws and the threats increased over the beginning of the debate and gun control ignited in the weeks after the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. >> kelly: meanwhile, a new york newspaper that posted the names and addresses of gun owners is now backing off. and the journal news, outraged gun owners when it published the names and addresses of area residents who own handguns. it even posted an interactive map showing exactly where their homes were located. authorities say some of those houses ended up getting burglarized and the journal took down maps three days after the governor passed stricter gun control laws and stricter privacy measures. at the height of the economic crisis three years ago, president obama announced a 26 member jobs council as a way to get leaders and great business minds together to fix the jobs crisis. if 21 million americans still unemployed or underemployed, why hasn't this group held an official meeting in more than a year? good question. and for some answers let's bring in our political panel angela mcglowan, and a former chief of sta
and uphold our values through strengths of arms and rule of law. we will show courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peaceably not because we are 90 but because engagements can lift suspicion and fear. america " remain at the anger of a strong alliance. we will extend our capacity to manage a crisis and fraud. we will support democracy from asia to africa to the americans to the middle east. our interest and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. we must be a source of hope for the port, sick, marginalized, victims of prejudice. peace requires the advance of those principles. tolerance and opportunity. human dignity. justice. we the people declare the most evidence of sure that all of us are declared equal. just as they guided all those men and women we can not walk alone. our individual freedom is inexplicably bound for the freedom. it is our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers began. our journey is not complete until our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. our journey is not complete until ou
values through the strength of arms and rule of law. we the people, declare today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal equal, is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through seneca falls and selma and stone wall. for our journey is not complete until our wives our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of detroit to the hills ofof aof aof appalachia to the quiet lanes of newtown know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. >> john: the president said we so many times you could hear screaming from ayn rand's crypt. i'm joined by two astute observers of the political
answers. verizon. . >>> vice president joe biden is make a road trip to push for new grab control laws and he will head to richmond tomorrow along with senator tim kaine. president obama is planning to hit the road to draw support for the issue. to push for new gun control laws. >>> a controversial piece of artwork. a banned portrait of the queen of england is now on display after 60 years. it was ordered hidden from the public by the liverpool town hall council because it didn't look enough like her majesty. see if you can figure out why. well, it is because it showser with a long next which you can tell she doesn't look like that. but to mark the anniversary of the queen's core nation, it is now hanging in st. george's hall. they said let's pull it out anyway. >> somebody day bad -- did a bad job so they hid it. >> i wonder what happened to the person who created it. >> must be a lot of pressure. >> remember kate middleton's picture. >> there was all that controversy. >> i didn't love that, did you? >> how do you mess that up. if you are an artist, how do you make her neck like a gir
americans held hostage in algeria. >>> the surprising stunt a virginia law >>> i'm melissa mollet at the live desk. this is just in. the militants in algeria holding hostages inside that natural gas plant are promising to carry out more operations, this is according to a local news agency. a short time ago a u.s. plane landed at an airport near there to evacuate some americans. many hostages are still unaccounted for. kidnappers stormed the facility taking dozens of hostages. some have escaped since then, others still unaccounted for as i mentioned. at least six were killed when algerian troops attempted to rescue the hostages on tuesday. the foreign secretary said this remains and fluid investigation. we'll keep an eye on it for you at the live desk. melissa mollet, news 4. >>> 5:16 now. a developing story out of seattle, washington. the fbi is investigating after receiving a call that a man aboard a flight from hawaii to seattle was a potential hijacker. f-15 jets from the oregon air national guard scrambled to escort that flight to seattle tacoma international. as soon as it la
. >> reporter: president obama was your senator. >> he was indeed. he and his wife met at my law firm where i work in chicago. >> reporter: that's some great history that you have there. what are you looking forward to today? >> i'm really looking forward to just the experience. i grew up out here and i went to a lot of inaugurations when i was a kid but i haven't been back in a long type. i think it's the pageantry and the excitement. we were downtown yesterday and the buttons and people are thrilled. it's great. >> reporter: you can feel the energy, the excitement in the air. >> it's awesome. >> reporter: speaking of air, you're from chicago. can you notice that joy has no scarf on. i'm completely bundled up. >> got no gloves. >> reporter: i'm a rookie. >> it's balmy. >> reporter: enjoy yourself on this balmy inauguration day. >> absolutely. >> reporter: have a great day. thank so you much. lots of folks coming to these metro stations on the end of the line and that's exactly what metro was advising folks to do. we have an update. parking here at new carrollton, 40% at capacity. greenbelt,
think he did. >> he's harvard two degrees -- >> so how could he so misstate the law on guns when in fact scalia and the supreme court in 2008 specifically said a woman in anacostia in a crack house next door could have a handgun? and also saying the president exploited this, could somebody tell him he's actually senator of a very large demographically changing state and not the spokesman for the tea party for, like, you know, the greater tea party, the greater houston chapter of the tea party? i was shocked. >> i was shocked too. frankly, because he seemed to be saying in the senatorial way, cruz, my friend and they barely know each other. cruz went after him over and over and over again. it was a very unusual performance by a freshman senator who doesn't seem to want to get along, wants to start a fire here. >> the problem is mika if this had happened in 2010 i'd say i understand the politics of it. the republican party i'm sorry, we have our backs against the wall. the president of the united states has a 52% approval rating. john boehner has an 18% approval
having arrived at the platform, greeting both of his daughters and his wife and mother-in-law. you see behind him, there is vice president biden, chuck schumer, chair of the inaugural committee is the first person we'll hear from and call proceedings to order. and then it unfolds like the greatest graduation ceremony ever. >> rachel, there's a moment when the new president takes over, like when reagan took over from carter, when the chief of secret service walks behind one guy to the other guy, it is pretty creepy. it is pretty creepy when you're the guy losing protection, but nicely enough, it will be the same guy there. >> jerry ford was the first president who upon leaving office from the inauguration of the new president, jimmy carter, decided to leave by helicopter, seen as a rather odd way to leave on the way, but every president has followed that tradition. it is a dramatic way to get out of dodge. also your last ride in marine one. >> you want to allow the indulgence just a bit. >> one of the things as yet undetermined for the second term is who exactly will make up the preside
and uphold our values through strength of arms and the rule of law. we will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully, not because we are naive about the dangers we face, but because engagement can lift suspicion and fear. america will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe. and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad. for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. we will support democracy from asia to africa, from the americas to the middle east because our interests and our conscious compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the magicalized, the victims of prejudice, not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes, tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice. we, the people, declared today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal. it is the star that g
to apply for legal status. 56% of americans believe that stricter laws should govern the sale of firearms. the wind of public opinion, so to speak, would appear to be at the president's back, but right in front of him remains something very different from when he entered office four years ago, a republican-controlled house. initially elected with an outsidef of the beltway appeal, the president is now by definition a washington insider and for anything to get done in his second term, he is going to have to play an insider's game. joining me now is one of the most important allies that the president has on the hill. since 1993, he has represented the sixth district of south carolina in the house of representatives where he is now the third highest ranking democrat. congressman james clyburn. it is so lovely to have you here. >> thank you so much for having me. >> i want to talk to you about guns and immigration, but before i get there, i want to talk to you about what happened with the republicans in the house who seem to have done a little mini cave on the debt ceiling, and it looks like
't a law enforcement investigation going on in this, so we may not know all of the abcs here unless manti te'o does come forward and answers very specific questions about all of this. and when that will happen, if that will happen, we just don't know. >> you know what? notre dame said when they came out, released their statement, they said there was an ongoing investigation. do you know what type of investigation that is? >> they investigator out of the gate. they forwarded what they have to authorities. but we don't know where that investigation is going. at this point, not a criminal investigation. quite frankly, no crime at all was committed. yeah. >> absolutely true. ted rowlands live in south bend, indiana, thank you so much. the plot thickens. >> we have to take a break from the te'o story to talk about lance armstrong. >>> 22 minutes after the hour. wall street has waited years for a day like this. coming up, factors helped move stocks to some of the highest levels since the financial crisis. [ male announcer ] when these come together, and these come together, one thing you can de
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